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by Don
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Shifter Back Light
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Shifter Back Light

Wait, wait, you don't drive in eco? You drive in B all the time? I though B was only for driving down hill. I guess you can tell I've had my i-MiEV for only 2 weeks! We have more than 50,000 miles driving only in B mode. Once you get used to the 'one pedal' concept, it gives you the greatest range....
by Don
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Buying advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Buying advice.

Welcome! The 680 mile 2012 might have more miles left in it than the 35K 2014, but that's not a given. It depends on how the battery has been treated Either way, for $8K I don't see how you could complain - Either will give you several years and many miles. I seriously doubt you would regret buying ...
by Don
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Shifter Back Light
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Shifter Back Light

Honestly, I could not have told you if it was back-lit or not - Two cars, 5+ years now, we both pull it all the way back to 'B' and leave it there . . . . you know it's in the right gear because the shifter won't go any further back AND it slows down when you lift your foot off the 'go' pedal

Don
by Don
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Is the i-Miev for us?
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

I drove a Fiat 500 on Texas freeways including I35. That makes me brave and a good Austin hippie wannabe :) A high school friend had an old Fiat 500, so I'm very familiar with it's performance - You were brave indeed!! With that in your background, you're going to think the iMiEV is a ROCKET! Every...
by Don
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Is the i-Miev for us?
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

and the fact that there is no gas option. There is no gas option now, but it was designed and built as a gas vehicle in 2007, later introduced as an EV. Actually, the longer, wider, heavier North American EV version was never offered anywhere as a gas powered vehicle - It is significantly different...
by Don
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Rear Tire For Sale $25
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Rear Tire For Sale $25

Maybe a bit like mine - I hit a chunk of asphalt that fell off a truck in front of me and blew out a front tire. I always replace tires in pairs, especially if the new ones I get are a different brand/model, so I have a newish front tire with about 7,500 miles on it sitting in my garage too . . . . ...
by Don
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!
Replies: 189
Views: 19771

Re: New Owner - Ben got an iMiEV - Again!

Just an idea. I know I'd like to play with it and see how it works. I don't know if there's a market for such an item or not, but there are a lot of electric car drivers who also have solar! It certainly makes sense - Make the maximum use of energy that power company would pay you very little for i...
by Don
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Is the i-Miev for us?
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

I would certainly disagree that they are 'cheaply built' as we have two of them and after more than 5 years, we've yet to have so much as a rattle show up in either of them. The interior is a bit sparse and some of the plastic bits do look a bit cheap, so maybe that's where the comments come from - ...
by Don
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Can I plug in but not charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Can I plug in but not charge?

You could put a timer on the input of the EVSE, set to turn on shortly before you want to pre-heat in the morning

Don
by Don
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: What tire would you recommend?
Replies: 18
Views: 1759

Re: What tire would you recommend?

As for fuel economy, I'm not so sure there's that much difference. Round trip to work and back (about 33 miles) costs me 8 or 9 bars from a full charge with either the Dunlops or the Yoko's but it's funny because the range remaining gauge says I can only go 63 miles on a full charge now compared to...

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